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Photo-ops 'diminish our politics'

Ed Miliband is launching a summer campaign to woo the electorate

Ed Miliband has hit back at critics of his leadership insisting principles and ideas are more important in politics than style and image.

Drogba completes Chelsea return

Didier Drogba has the opportunity to cement his legendary status at Stamford Bridge

Didier Drogba will begin his second spell at Chelsea next season after agreeing a one-year deal with Jose Mourinho's side.

Growing schools 'losing play space'

Many primary schools look set to end up with less outdoor space for youngsters

Hundreds of thousands of pupils could end up with less room to play outside because a squeeze on school places has meant classrooms are being built on playgrounds and playing fields, it has been reported.

First cycling gold for Scotland

Craig McLean, left and Neil Fachie, right won Scotland's first cycling gold medal

There was a first taste of Scottish gold in the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome as para-cyclist Neil Fachie and pilot Craig MacLean won the 1,000 metres time trial B2 tandem.

Rosberg admits Hamilton issues

Lewis Hamilton, left, and Nico Rosberg, right, have not always got on this season

Nico Rosberg appreciates his Mercedes bosses have endured a "very difficult" time handling his relationship with Lewis Hamilton this season.

Buttler plays down expectations

Jos Buttler is adamant that he can't fix English cricket on his own

Jos Buttler warns he is unlikely to single-handedly "fix English cricket" as he prepares to take a step into the unknown.

India unhappy over Jadeja fine

India are unhappy with the punishment which has been handed to Ravindra Jadeja

India appear far from happy with Ravindra Jadeja's punishment for his part in the spat with England fast bowler James Anderson during the Trent Bridge Test.

Travis slams CPS as new trial looms

Dave Lee Travis leaves Southwark Crown Court after learning he is to face a retrial for charges of sexual assault and indecent assault

Veteran DJ Dave Lee Travis criticised the Crown Prosecution Service outside court today after learning he will face a fresh trial over historic sex abuse allegations.

Dana's brother cleared of sex abuse

John Brown (right) with his sister, Dana, and her husband Damien Scallon, as he leaves Harrow Crown Court

Eurovision Song Contest winner and former Irish presidential candidate Dana Rosemary Scallon broke down in tears as her brother walked free from court after he was cleared of historic sex abuse charges.

Practice is perfect for Hamilton

On one of his favourite tracks, the Hungaroring, Lewis Hamilton was quickest in both practice sessions

Lewis Hamilton continued his long love affair with the Hungaroring by posting the fastest times in both Friday practice sessions ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Nationalists desperate, claims MP

Alistair Darling said Scots can be just as proud of Team Scotland's early successes in the Commonwealth Games as they were of Team GB in London 2012

"Increasingly desperate" Scottish nationalists will pull any trick they can when Holyrood returns to business for its unprecedented summer session after the Commonwealth Games, according to Better Together leader Alistair Darling.

Veg on show at allotment court case

A group of allotment holders protest outside the Royal Courts of Justice over a ruling allowing Watford Borough Council to build over an area of gardens (PA)

Home-grown vegetables were on display outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London for the launch of a legal challenge described as "a litmus test for the protection of the country's allotments".

Wiggins talks ongoing - Brailsford

Sir Bradley Wiggins, left, and Dave Brailsford, right, remain in talks over a new Team Sky deal

Team Sky principal Sir Dave Brailsford has not given up hope of agreeing a new deal with Sir Bradley Wiggins, despite the latter's hints to the contrary.